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A multitude of bands were spawned in the after math of the 70s punk rock era. The UK music scene started teeming with the likes of Siouxsie and the Banshees , Joy Division, The Fall, Magazine, Gang of Four and The Raincoats . However, one band that materialized out of the gloom and disarray was The Cure, which has since left an indelible mark on the annals of music since then. This was one of the seminal bands for Goth rock, yet transitioned from their debut persona to a more edgier pop sound, eventually crossing over into mainstream post-punk rock, diving into alternative rock when needing to shake things ups. Having sold tens of millions of records, The Cure remain an inspiration for countless bands, including many that have little in common with their multi-textured sound and haunting melodies.
In 1976, "Three Imaginary Boys" hailing from Notre Dame Middle School, namely Robert Smith of vocals and guitar, Michael Dempsey on bass and Laurence "Lol" Tolhurst on drums, formed a band called the Easy Cure . However, their first outpouring was not that easy listening as "Killing an Arab" was inspired by the French novelist/philosopher Albert Camus's work L'Étranger (The Stranger). The single became part of the demo tape of the band, whose name had by then truncated to The Cure, and found its way to Polydor Records' rep Chris Perry. However the inflammatory single was not released in the act's debut album Three Imaginary Boys and was bundled in their first compilation record, Boys Don't Cry .
The Cure achieved an early hit in UK with "A forest" from their second album offering, Seventeen Seconds . The record itself climbed its way to the 20th spot on the UK Albums charts and entered the top-ten slot of the New Zealand ones, with their follow-up Faith going all the way to the top. The macabre soundscape emerging from Pornography's vibes was immediately identifiable by the angst ridden English youth and the record penetrated into the top-ten on the UK Albums charts. The Cure took a departure from putting out records by releasing a spate of singles such as "The Walk" and "The Lovecats" in the early eighties, before shooting for The Top in the iconic year 1984, which was the first time that they had entered the US market. Initially, though not making much of an impact, The Cure soon knocked down The Head on the Door at the 60th spot on Billboard 200, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me their way to the 35th position, undergoing Disintegration at the 12 level and then getting their ultimate Wish at the 2nd spot in the US and ruling the roost on in the UK and the Land Down Under. The Cure truly enjoyed their golden period from 1985 to the turn of the century - which also marked the end of their two decade stint with Fiction Records - having all their records striking silver and gold, with ones such as Disintegration and Wish clinching multi-platinum status.
After coming out with their debut offering, The Cure did not waste any time in hitting the road, undertaking their first UK tour in 1979. The following year, they continued the exploration of their deathly psyche with fellow goth rockers Siouxsie and the Banshees whilst touring with them. Subsequent tours marked changes in the band's lineup, and Smith's frequent collaboration with Siouxsie and the Banshees became fodder for rumors of The Cure's breakup, especially with him forming the band The Glove with Banshees' bassist Steve Severin. Another tour and another exit followed in the late eighties, this time by one of the founding members and drummer, Tolhurst. The nineties marked more Wild Mood Swings for The Cure's melancholic sound that popped up live in festivals in South America, spreading across the rest of the world.
The new millennium saw The Cure headlining several music festivals such as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and the Curiosa Concert Tour in 2004, releasing a DVD The Cure: Festival 2005 the next year that contained 30 songs from their respective tour. Recipients of the 2009 Shockwaves NME Award for Godlike Geniuses, The Cure have directly influenced many notable acts such as Inyterpol and My Chemical Romance. Their song titles have been adopted by critically acclaimed films such as 1999's Boys Don't Cry and 2005's Just Like Heaven. So for having a dose of poignant melodies to remedy your darkest maladies, book The Cure Tickets now.
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